Or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow.

3D printed templates of filament networks may improve function of engineered living tissues Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medication could 1 day make a replacement liver from a patient’s own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow. Bioengineers can already make 2D structures out of many kinds of tissue, but one of the major roadblocks to making the jump to 3D is definitely keeping the cells within large structures from suffocating; organs have complicated 3D bloodstream vessel networks that are still difficult to recreate in the laboratory. Today, University of Pennsylvania experts have developed an innovative alternative to this perfusion problem: they’ve shown that 3D published templates of filament networks can be used to rapidly create vasculature and enhance the function of constructed living cells Read more about this drug .

3DISC to debut FireCR+M Visitors at RSNA annual meeting 3DISC, a manufacturer of digital imaging solutions, will debut its next-era FireCR+M Medical and FireCR+M Veterinary Readers at the 2012 Radiological Society of THE UNITED STATES meeting in Chicago Nov. 25-30 . FireCR+M Readers can handle scanning multiple cassette sizes, and will be offering the same high picture quality, speed, and performance that are hallmarks of 3Disk's growing CR reader product family. The company also will continue to offer its flexible FireCR+ Medical and Veterinary Readers, which can be placed on a tabletop or wall-mounted, and support two general cassette sizes.